Church Events

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Appalachian Aglow

Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the only Lutheran church in Union County, has begun to hold worship services on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Kritsch, pastor of the church, at 865-279-1279, or via e-mail at

Christian Counseling Services Available

Emmaus Centre for Christian Counseling is offering free counseling sessions in Claiborne County at the Cumberland Gap Association of Baptists/Baptist Collegiate Ministry building (basement level) at 150 Nettleton Street in Harrogate. Services are available to residents in surrounding areas. The scope of counseling services includes: Individual (adult, adolescent, and child); couples and families; college and career decisions; spiritual or emotional concerns; grief; stress; depression and/or anxiety. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, call 865-585-3473. For further information about Emmaus Centre for Christian Counseling’s vision, you may visit the website at Counseling services are provided by a Master’s Level Counselor in Training under the supervision of V.P. Travis, Jr., Ph.D., LCPC, NCCA.

Church of God Mountain Assembly

Church of God Mountain Assembly will hold Vacation Bible School June 22-26 beginning at 6 p.m. The church is located at 120 Old Jacksboro Road in New Tazewell, across from Walgreen’s. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Pastor John Keefer at 423-259-0125.

Claiborne County Ministerial Association

Pastors and preachers of Claiborne County, the Claiborne County Ministerial Association needs your help. We now only have a few members. We do volunteer chaplain work at Claiborne Medical Center and 15-minute Daily Devotions on WNTT Radio. If God leads you to be a part of this ministry, we meet once a month at the Claiborne Medical Center conference room on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For further information call 865-585-7112. President, Kenny Clark.

Clouds Memorial Baptist Church

Clouds Memorial Baptist Church is having Vacation Bible School June 15-19 starting at 7 p.m. Come join us as we learn about “The Potter and the Clay.” There will be classes for all ages.

Dogwood Heights Baptist Church

Upcoming events at Dogwood Heights Baptist Church include:

July 12 at 11 a.m. – Church Homecoming with special music from The Botts Family

Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. – Special music from Diane Lay (fifth Sunday singing)

The church is located at 255 Dogwood Heights Drive in Tazewell. Sunday mornings 8:30-9:45, morning devotion at 9:15, Sunday School is 10-11 a.m. and worship service begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dogwood Heights Café

Dogwood Heights Church has morning devotion each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. The Cafe Devotion schedule is:

June 21 – Jeff Haynes (Devotion)

June 28 – Bob Moucha (Devotion)

July 5 – Marcy Williams (Singing)

July 12 – Haley Debusk (Singing)

FBC Deaf and Hearing Impaired Worship

The addition of a deaf interpreter for the Sunday morning worship service has brought a new ministry to First Baptist Church in New Tazewell. To learn more, call 423-626-5401 or visit at 814 Buchanan Road, next to Laurel Manor Nursing Home.

FBC Ministry Center

The Regional Education Center, an FBC Ministry Center, is located at 1724 Epps Street in Tazewell. They will be distributing food boxes on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of Claiborne County need to bring proof of residence and income. The center is located behind the courthouse in Tazewell.


First Baptist Church in New Tazewell will present Everest Vacation Bible School. It will be held June 14-18 from 6-8:30 p.m. for ages 3 to upcoming sixth graders. Call 423-626-5401 for more information and for early registration.

Forge Ridge Church

Forge Ridge Church invites everyone to VBS June 22-26 from 7-9 p.m. There will be classes for all ages.

Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church

Calling all explorers (and their parents). Don’t miss out on VBS this year. The journey will begin at Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on June 29 – July 3. While on the Journey Off the Map™, kids will discover Jesus is the ultimate guide on a journey uncharted by them, but known by Him. As explorers they will begin to understand whenever they are faced with the unexpected, they can know to listen for God’s direction. Be sure to invite friends and family to join us for this adventure!

Leatherwood Baptist Church

Leatherwood Baptist Church will be hosting a singing school June 15-19 at 7 p.m. each day. Charles Carmon will be teaching with a special guest helping. For more information call 865-278-7541. Everyone welcome.

Lily Grove Baptist Church

Lily Grove Baptist Church will have Bible School June 22-27 at 7 p.m. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus was a Kid.” There will be classes for all ages. Everyone welcome. Larry Bull, pastor.

Little Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church

Little Sycamore will be having its monthly singing June 20 at 7 p.m. Visiting singers will be By Grace. Rev. Jimmy Brock, pastor. Everyone welcome.

Lone Holly Baptist Church

Lone Holly Baptist Church will have VBS on June 15-20 starting at 7 p.m. There will be classes for all ages. The theme is “Camp Discovery, Jesus at Work Through Us.” Pastor, Tim Cosby.

MCM Baptist Church

MCM Baptist Church invites you to Vacation Bible School June 21-26 at 6:30 p.m. There will be Bible study classes for all ages, crafts, missions, music, activities and food. Come join us for a week of Christian fellowship and fun. Pastor, Tim Drummonds.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant will be starting revival June 28 at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. through the week. The preachers are Dale Myers and Chase Lay. Everyone welcome. Terry Herrell, pastor.

New Beginning Christian Academy

New Beginning Christian Academy (NBCA) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. NBCA is a ministry of New Beginning Baptist Church and is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, about four miles west of U.S. Hwy. 25E. The school will offer K-4 through fifth grade this year using the A Beka curriculum. We follow the Claiborne County school calendar. Please contact the church at 423-869-7378 on Monday or Friday, or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 for more information or to request an application. You may also come by the church on Monday or Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to pick up an application.

Riley Memorial Missionary Baptist Church

Riley Memorial will have VBS June 14-19 at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Rev. Kendall Walker, pastor.

Riverview Baptist Church

Riverview will have Journey off The Map VBS June 14-19 from 6:30-8 p.m. Everyone welcome. Rev. James Shoffner.

Servolution Health Services

The Servolution Health Services free medical and dental care clinic is now open. Anyone from the Tri-State area is welcome. The faith-based clinic serves the uninsured of the area, from any state, whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level guidelines. Servolution Health Services is located 8.7 miles from Harrogate, off Hwy. 63 in the old Powell Valley High School vocational building in Speedwell, Tenn. The address is 245 Powell Valley School Lane. To determine eligibility, make an appointment or for more information call 423-419-5070.

Straightway Baptist Church

Straightway Baptist Church will have VBS June 13-19. It begins at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Tazewell Baptist Church

Tazewell Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School June 14-18 from 6-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Journey Off the Map.” Pastor, J.D. Estep.

Twin City Baptist Church

Twin City Baptist Church now offers sign language interpretation of the services. Everyone is welcome.

Upper Room Ministries

Are you in need? Our monthly food drive is on the second Saturday of each month of 2015. It runs from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. It is provided by the grace of God and sponsored by Upper Room Ministries, which is located at 860 Hwy. 33 South in New Tazewell. For more information, call 423-398-3352 or email

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